AZ immigration law causing breast cancer screenings to drop for one group

6 Oct

By Tamerra Griffin, shades Magazine

During the month of October, traditional holiday hues of orange and black are forced to compete with the presence of pink as countless cities nationwide celebrate National Breast Cancer Month.

And in Maricopa County, Arizona – which includes the greater Phoenix area – a number of survivors owe their lives to organizations like Sistas of AZ. The mission of this fast-growing volunteer group is to promote healthy lifestyles and overall wellness among women of color.

The Sistas’ primary focus this month is PINK 365 – a program that provides women with breast health outreach education and free mammograms held in a mammography Motor Coach. PINK 365 is specifically designed to benefit women who are uninsured or underinsured and typically, these women are of Latino and African American descent.

But despite the expanse and influence of the Sistas of AZ, there are still obstacles that stand in the way of these women receiving such vital screenings.

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